Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunflower Skirt

Guess what?!  This post has nothing to do with the Curves Class that I've been participating in.  It's been a while!  But...many of you have been asking what this "Curves Class" is, and a few have even thought it had something to do with the Curves fitness chain.  :)  I totally understand the misunderstanding.  The funny thing is I actually teach Zumba at my local Curves.

But the Curves Class I've been talking about it one taught by Rachel at Stitched in Color and it's all about getting more comfortable with sewing curves.  Improv curves, precise curves, you name it.  And it's been a FANTASTIC class!  As you can see from my posts there have been a lot of fun projects in the class and I've probably only done half of them.

Anyway, back to this post.  This is a skirt I made last Fall, but never blogged about.  Pam's ongoing Link Party at Threading My Way inspired me to blog about it.  She has several ongoing link parties for specific topics, you should check 'em out!  She featured my Dandelion Daydream Apron just a little while ago.  So kind!

This skirt was a pretty simple project, but it was at the beginning of my attempts to sew clothing so simple was a good thing.  I wanted something cheerful and springy.  The bright yellow sunflowers definitely met that requirement!

The material I chose for the upper band was quite see-through so I added a layer of yellow material underneath it.

I had a funny experience with making this skirt.  When I start a project I tend to get very focused and don't like delays that keep me from finishing them.  With this skirt the hem fell into that category.  No one else was home when I was ready to hem it, but I didn't want to wait for help with marking the hem.  So I researched different ways to mark a hemline while wearing the skirt yourself.  Needless to say, none of the methods worked so well for me.  :)  I ended up waiting till my husband was home and could help me.

I'm so happy the weather's turning warm so I can pull this cheerful skirt back out of the closet!


  1. A very pretty skirt, Britt and it looks like it would be lovely and comfortable to wear! I've tried putting up hems by myself and it's NEVER worked... LOL!!! Thanks so much for the link back and shout out!

  2. I cannot imagine doing the hem yourself, lol. Turned out great and what a fabulously cheery material. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  3. I love the sunny yellow fabric that you chose. Thank you so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday at The NY Melrose Family. I can't wait to see what you'll share next week.

  4. Thank you for linking this up at my launch party, linky party and a fantastic first guest post! The skirt is really cute!

    Rosie xx

  5. I love the fabric! So bright and cheery :) Thanks for explaining the curves class! Haha. It sounds like fun!

  6. That's such a cute skirt! I'm a new follower and would love for you to stop by my brand new blog and follow, too :)

  7. That is such a cute skirt!! I love the sunflower fabric! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  8. such a bright and cheerful skirt, great job!

  9. What a bright fun color! It turned out great! Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  10. Beautiful skirt - such lovely bright fabric! Great work!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  11. This is a very pretty pattern and a delightful, fun colour- thanks for sharing this with us on Natural Mothers Network too! Rebecca x

  12. What a cute bright skirt! Perfect for spring! :)

  13. Good job. The bright yellow is so cheery. I don't think I've ever hemmed a skirt by pinning it while wearing. I pretty much just measure and make it straight on the table. You have a great husband to help you out. Thanks for sharing your accomplishment.

  14. Love the color!! I think it's great for a nice Spring day! :)


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